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new developments in the child sex abuse case against former penn state coach jerry sandusky. we now know two school officials tied to the case will turn themselves into the police today. iran on the brink of nuclear capability. a new report due out this week shows iran may soon have what it takes to build a nuclear weapon. and the thought of private spaceships loaded with tourists landing on the moon is making
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nasa officials nervous. good morning to you. happy monday, november 7th. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm carol costello joining you live from new york this morning. prime minister george papandreou is meeting with the leader of the main opposition party after agreeing to step down. on the table who will be the next prime minister after both sides agree to form a unity government? the new government is expected to approve a $178 billion bailout package aimed at preventing greece from defaulting on its massive debt. cnn's diana magnay explains how it went down. >> reporter: it was a day of intense political wrangling in athens as the leaders of the two main parties fought tooth and nail over the formation of a new government. finally they came together in a late night meeting with the president. the reporters waited outside. after one and a half hour, a written statement delivered through the bars of the palace
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gate, a statement that a new government will be formed to tide the country through to elections. a new prime minister would be at the helm. >> at the heart of the greek crisis is the fear that a greek debt default would drag down larger european economies, especially those of italy and spain. that concern will be on the minds of euro zone finance ministers meeting in brussels today. here's how the markets reacted in asia, the nikkei, shanghai composite and hong kong's hang seng a closed down. on wall street, futures for the dow, s&p 500 and nasdaq also down. later this morning, jurors return for day two of deliberations in the trial of michael jackson's doctor. they must decide whether dr. conrad murray is guilty of involuntary manslaughter in jackson's 2009 death from an overdose of propofol.
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in an exclusive interview of "in session" jackson's former dermatologist says the pop star was totally addicted to propofol. >> i knew he had a dependency on propofol. he felt he couldn't sleep without it. when he was in hawaii, i and my self and my nurse was there. i knew this problem existed. did i my best to prevent it. i'm only one man. i have to support my own life and take care of myself. i knew the problem existed. we had long discussions about it, trust me on this. >> you can watch the whole interview with dr. arnold klein on "in session" starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern. in atlanta, police arrested a lone woman draped in an american flag the the city's downtown woodruff park. that was a far cry from saturday when police arrested 19 demonstrators. police say they moved in after
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protesters refused to leave the park after closing time. in new york, women only tent has been set up in the park after several incidents of sexual harassment. last week police arrested a man on charges of sexually abusing a teenager. at the white house on sunday, thousands of protesters with a different cause. their message to president obama, reject a proposed oil pipeline that will run from canada all the way to texas. supporters argue the project would create needed jobs and help ease america's dependence on foreign oil. critics say a spill could create an environmental disaster on par with the gulf oil spill. president initially said a final decision would be made in the state department but recently he's indicated he might give the fin fin fin fin final yay or nay. the strongest in nearly 06
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years. >> another earthquake has just hit. i still hear a few lights rattling in the studio. we will -- we still have -- if you can see our duratran is still shaking. here in oklahoma city. >> the duratran is steady this morning. the quake was centered near the town of sparks. it was felt as far away was illinois, kansas, texas and tennessee. roads and buildings did suffer some damage. to atlanta and rob marciano. happy monday. >> hey, i tell you what, folks in oklahoma have had quite a year, record stow storm, record cold, tornadoes and now earthquakes. >> what's next? >> good morning, carol. listen, thunderstorms, the threat for severe weather does exist today throughout much of central oklahoma. and texas -- and parts of dallas
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as well. there's the weather map, the decent storm that's winding up and dallas will see severe thunderstorms pop up in the afternoon. and that may be enough to cause delays up over an hour. st. louis, kansas city, more of a generic rain. there may be low clouds in san francisco if you're traveling that way. this storm will give us action for the next couple of days. stormy week ahead with moisture being tapped from the gulf of mexico and we'll start it off across north texas today and through oklahoma and spread the map in the red area, the danger spots into parts of louisiana, arkansas and through the midsouth as we go through tomorrow. the threat for a tornado today is on the strong side. and 3 to 5 inches of snow expected across parts of colorado. seasons are a changing. that means that thanksgiving is right around the corner. this video coming from our affiliates just outside of south
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bend. this turkey in granger, indiana, is causing quite a stir. apparently it's been around for a couple of weeks, carol, popping up at a construction site nearby. the workers call it kenny or tommy, depending on who you talk to. lately it's causing traffic problems, expecting and chasing in some cases, some of the cars as they go through town. >> it knows, rob, thanksgiving is approaching. it's angry about that. >> certainly. i could totally understand. >> me, too. thank you, rob. >> see you, carol. >> appreciate it. >> who better to spoof kim kardashian's divorce from kris humphries than the cast of "saturday night live." here's your punch line this morning. >> it seems i got divorced. >> the fairy tale divorce. >> can you believe i'm old enough to have a daughter who's getting divorced? now, you can't because my surgeries worked. >> when i heard my kim was getting married, i was so happy,
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my face was like -- but when i heard she was getting divorced, it broke my heart. my face was like -- >> be there for the magical moment when kim and kris reach a fair, financial settlement. >> marriages are hard. it turns out kris was only half the man i wanted him to be. by that i mean he was only half black. but things are looking up for me. i'm single and there's an nba lockout. >> that was really funny. i don't even watch the show and i got that. that's how funny it was. still ahead, nasa is worried about space tourists. they've come up with rules before any spaceship heads to the moon. all the details ahead. first our quote of the day. this is the quote, you can't take a congressman to lunch for $25 but you can take him to a fund-raising lunch and not only
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give him $25,000 extra and call it a fund-raiser, end quote. that came from washington, d.c. lobbyist jack abramoff. he served 3 1/2 years in prison for conspiracy, fraud and tax evasion before his release last december. he was on cbs "60 minutes" last night, saying techniques used by some lobbyists are evil and terrible. he went on to say ethics reform policies put in place after his conviction are not working and the system is flawed and needs to be fixed. >> the thought of private space ships loaded with tourists landing on the moon is making nasa scientists very nervous, so nervous they're working to lay down serious rules. let's hit hong kong and kristie lu stout to talk more about this? really? >> really. talk about planning in advance, carol. space tourists may one day soon descend upon the apollo mission landing sites.
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nasa is laying out ground rules. it's call are to a 1,200 acre -- teams are competing for the google lunar x prize enthey want answers. they're out to land a robot on the moon and they've been asking nasa these lunar guidelines. the guidelines are not designed to just keep out the visitors but also to let certain researchers in. this is interesting. nasa is very keen to see how artifacts degrade on the moon. carol, we should expect to see space archaeologists join all those anticipated tourists on the trips to the moon. back to you. >> i'm just curious, i can't believe an entity would have jurisdiction over the moon. >> naert. there is no jurisdiction over the moon. it is a gray legal area. and nasa responds to that question by saying it makes these guidelines available for all of its international space partners. >> interesting stuff.
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let's talk about steve jobs and the lost interview because it's coming to a theater near you very soon. >> that's right. steve jobs' last interview, a 70-minute feature that repurposes a copy of the full interview with the apple co-founder from 1995. here's a short clip. let's listen in. >> i was so blinded by the first thing they showed me which was the graphical user interface. remember it was very flawflawed. what we saw was incomplete. they'd done a bunch of things wrong. we didn't know that at the time. the germ of the idea was there and they had done it very well. >> there, steve jobs is describing the moment when he discovered the graphical user interface. it was during a visit to xerox park. he later applied that to the apple lisa and the mcintosh.
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he discovered the lost interview in his garage in london after steve jobs passed away. fewer than ten minutes from the large interview made it into the pbs special that aired back in the mid-'90s called "triumph of the nerds." it will play a two-night run at the landmark theaters in palo alto. >> interesting. kristie lu stout, thank you. just who will it be for the republicans in 2012? after a roller coaster race so far, can any of the candidates beat mitt romney? we'll talk about it in our political ticker. that's coming our way, next. it's 14 minutes past the hour. of potato. is ♪ what's that? big piece of potato. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. [ male announcer ] sitting. waiting. hoping. that's a recipe for failed investing.
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and i know global warming is real. don't like it? too bad you'll vote for me anyway, i'm all you got left. game over, baby, i win. in case you didn't hear, i'm a mormon. >> mitt romney he's all you've got. >> ouch. oh, let's head to washington, d.c. and check in with tim farley. >> it's all you got, car. >> i know. sadly there's truth to that fake ad. >> yes. as we sit here now a year minus a day from the election in 2012 you have to think about the state of affairs and you see the republican and this new "washington post"/abc news poll. mitt romney, he'd be the second
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choice, would probably vote for him if they had to. so much can happen between now and the first contest, which is the iowa caucus. america has never seen $20 million in flip-flop ads. we know president obama is it for the democrats. even there there is tepid response. tepidity, is that a word, carol? >> it's sad many voters feel they have to vote for the least common denominator again. >> just try to find something that's close. people do believe in a lot of the candidates, they haven't been convinced yet. for mitt romney what's problematic about this, he's been after this for a few years. herman cain as we have discussed several times i've not considered to be a real threat to win the nomination. even if he wins iowa and some people said he could win iowa.
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that doesn't mean much, really. it's the first of many contests. this is something that takes time. we could be over relatively quickly if we get mitt romney winning three out of the first four. if it's not mitt, it's going to be a long-time coming. the biggest thing is, events you could never predict between now and then. that's what we'll be watching for. >> i think we all realize that now. let's talk a little bit about herman cain. he's refusing to answer any more questions on the subject of the sexual harassment allegations but he's going to appear on jimmy kimmel tonight. you have to believe kimmel will at least joke with cain about the allegations? >> sure. the thing that herman cain, when he had his debate on newt gingrich saturday night, afterwards he met with report others and said, look, we are getting back on message. is there any place less likely to get you back on message than
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sitting in a chair next to jimmy kimmel. i don't know that herman cain will be talkinge 9-9-9. >> thanks so much, tim farley, hot of morning briefing on sirius potus radio. will it prove the mideast nation is working towards building nuclear weapons? we'll have answers for you, ahead. first, unemployment is about 9% and millions of americans are out of work. day it job action today. a day designed for workers to put their job in the forefront, make plans and take action steps. it was created in 1998 as a way to empower workers and job seekers. how empower ready you feeling this morning? 20 minutes paragraph the hour.
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deliberations. and the nba is giving the players union until wednesday to subpoena a deal over a new collective bargaining agreement. several western diplomats say a report due out today from the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog agency will prove that iran is indeed trying to develop nuclear weapons. let's head round the world now, head to london with zain vergee. tell us more. >> this is an interesting iaea report from the world's nuclear watchdog. according to the western diplomats, this is a really big deal here, it's what's different from the other reports, it's much more expolice knit what it says about iran trying to pursue a nuclear weapons program. iran has always said it's pursuing a program simply for peaceful purposes to generate electricity. but what these western diplomats have told cnn, carol, is that they look at the data and say that there's more data that shows that iran wants to build
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nuclear components, a nuclear warhead. we're likely to see more details when they roll out that report. the u.s. has been concerned about this and the monitoring the situation very closely, including increasing, they want more sanctions on iran and they really want to try and isolate the country as much as they can in tandem with other countries around the world. one other thing they're watching, carol, is israel. because there have been reports that israel may do a unilateral strike on iran. they're concerned about that and watching that, too. carle? >> let's turn the corner and talk about cuba, because travel restrictions have been eased for travel to cuba. how many cities are we talking that will provide flights to cuba? >> we're talking about just a few airports in the u.s. that are going to fly their aircraft to havana. it's a partnership between delta
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and marzel travel. the u.s. government needs to authorize the passengers that get on board those planes and travel to cuba. people that have close relatives, business people, students, researchers and analysts that want to go to cuba. it's not as easy as all that to buy a ticket and head off to cuba, there are a few extra steps to be taken. it's definitely a sign of the practical transition of easing travel restrictions to cuba from the u.s. >> zain vergee, live in london for us this morning. thank you. penn state rocked by a sex scandal. a former coach is accused of sexually abusing young boys but he's not the only one facing charges. an a texas death row inmate is set to die this week. he says dna testing, though, will prove his innocence. but will his wishes be granted? 26 minutes past the hour. the way i always made it for you. one more thing.... those pj's you like, i bought you five new pairs. love you.
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good morning to you. it is monday november 7th. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm carol costello joining you live from new york this morning. it is 30 minutes past the hour. later today, a pennsylvania district attorney holds a news conference on the case of former penn state coach jerry sandusky. he's accused of sexually abusing young boys who participated in a youth charity he founded. also two current penn state officials have stepped down in connection with the investigation. our greg black has more. >> reporter: former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky was arrested over the weekend, accused of abusing eight boys from 1994 to 2009. head coach joe paterno says he was told in 2002 about an alleged inappropriate incident
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involving sandusky in a penn state locker room shower. paterno alerted the school's athletic direct per. that athletic director and another school official stepped down sunday night. >> joe paterno, if this is true, should step down. >> reporter: what do penn state fans say? >> one says he doesn't see paterno leaving. >> they think about joe paterno and he's not involved in it, not implicated or anything. i think it will be a big nonevent. one bad apple. >> reporter: sandusky's attorneys says the allegations have been tough on his client who says he's innocent. >> jerry's very, very depressed the knowledge, regardless of whether he proves his innocence, people are going to think he did this stuff. >> coach jo paterno has led the
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penn state football program for more than decades. he did release a statement on thissen xadle. it reads, quote, i understand that people are upset and angry, but let's be fair and little the legal process unfold. in the meantime, i would ask all penn staters to continue to trust in what that name represents, continue to pursue their lives every day with high ideals and not let these events shake their beliefs. smoking joe frazier is seriously ill with liver cancer. that word from his business manager who says the heavyweight champ is in hospice. he retired with a record of 32-4-1. he fought against the greats including george foreman and muhammad ali. he beat ali in the 1971 fight of the century at madison square garden. voters in mississippi will vote on a state constitutional amendment tomorrow. they could change abortion laws and affect availability of some
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forms of birth control. initiative 26 would begin life as beginning at fertilization. it would make in vitro fertilization treatments more difficult. the measure would likely wind up before the u.s. supreme court. texas death row inmate henry skinner is set to die wednesday for the 1993 murders of his girlfriend and her two adult sons. he says dna tests would prove his innocence. officials say that forensic evidence and witness statement proved he did indeed do the crimes. skinner's attorney says his client couldn't have pulled off the murders. >> he had consumed tremendous quantities of alcohol and codeine on the night of the crime. a witness who saw him about 90 minutes before the murders took place said he was essentially comatose, dead to the world. they couldn't rouse him from the sofa. on top of that mr. skinner had a
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hand injury at the time that would have made it impact for him to inflict the strangulation injuries. >> last year, the supreme court stopped skinner's execution so he could press for dna testing. that request was denied. he's laying his hopes on the texas court of criminal appeals. still ahead, it's game on. retailers are promising to be much more aggressive this holiday season. we'll have all the details in 60 seconds. whwho need imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or
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>> they're earlier than ever. no matter what they try to do to entice you to buy for christmas, wait. you'll be able to get big tvs for the price of a smaller version last year or see discounts of up to 40%. okay. consumers are going tore bigger. they want big tvs, thin, light. and they're willing to upgrade even if they bought a tv in the last couple of years. they're expecting more. they're budget conscious. they want their money to go farther. they'll shop around. the retailers know it and they're expecting huge discounts up until the holidays and closer to the holidays. one retail analyst that i know likes to always say if you want to buy a television, there's no reason to buy it unless it's christmas and super bowl. those are when the sales are, both of them around the corner, boys and girls. keep your money in your pocket and watch the retailers fight for your attention because they're going to. >> i was going to do my christmas shopping early this
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year. you've given me another use not to. this past saturday was bank transfer day, a big movement urging people to close their accounts at big banks and transfer them to credit unions and smaller banks. what was the response? >> the early evidence was good. some credit unions that usually are closed on saturday opened for a few hours. this turned into something big. before the whole debit card debacle. we could see 8% of insured deposits were in the hands of credit unions. we'll know in coming weeks how much that has grown. i do not have to go out on a limb to say it's double digits now. so many people are fed up with the fees at their banks and they're walking with their money. they really is. there was one credit union association that estimated since all this fee stuff started a couple months ago, maybe 650,000
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people have switched. we don't know the numbers yet for sure. >> wow. >> look, carol, people are really angry and they know they have the power of their own purse. they're using it. >> good for them. christine romans, thanks so much. see you in a bit. >> you're welcome. it was a tough week for herman cain. will this one be any easier and how has the allegations against him, how has that affected the polls? we have new polls coming up in our political ticker. first, a special get smart question for you. we paid tribute to the legendary tv personality andy rooney who died on friday at the age of 92. >> funny thing is, over the years, our opinion of how our hair looks best changes. i used to think i looked best with long side burns. why in the world would i have ever thought that? i didn't realize i looked so funny back then or i probably would have never gone on television at all. >> but he did go on tv and what
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a career he had. rooney used his dry whit and unique style to close cbs' "60 minutes" for 33 years. his rants earned him the nickname grouch in chief. today's get smart question, how many essays did andy rooney perform on "60 minutes"? it was 478, 876 or 1,097 in the answer comes your way in two minutes. it's 39 minutes past the hour.
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it's 41 minutes past the hour. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." now back to your get smart question of the day. cbs' andy rooney died on friday after presenting essays on "60 minutes" for 33 years. so how many essays did he give during his career? was it 478, 876 or 1,097? the answer is "c," 1,097.
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rooney announced on the october 2nd broadcast that he would no longer appear regularly. he delivered his last commentary. as i said it was his 1,097th. time now for our political ticker with our deputy political director paul steinhauser, he's in washington this morning. good morning, paul. >> good morning, carol. >> herman cain, he's coming off a tough week. he got a little testy with reporters again over the weekend. so -- actually he's refusing to answer questions. will that finally put an end to this saga? >> it might but there's still a lot of unanswered questions. i think until all the questions get answered and we know no other people will come out and give us new revelations, no, this is not over. as you mentioned, he did get a little testy. it was in a debate, just him and newt gingrich, a tea party debate. after it was over he took questions from the media, his organizers and aides tried to
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keep the questions away from sexual harassment. but it didn't end up that way. listen. >> if you all just listen, for 30 seconds, i will explain this one time. what i'm saying is this. we are getting back on message -- >> thank you, mr. cain. >> end of story. back on message. read all of the other accounts, read all of the other accounts, everything has been answer in a story. we're getting back on message. okay? >> herman cain would like to get it back on message. we'll see if that happens. he is on the jimmy kimmel show tonight in california. >> you don't think the sexual allegations will come up on the jimmy kimmel show. >> i'm not going to guarantee they will or they won't. how's that. >> probably a smart man. you are a political animal,
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aren't you? new polls have come out over the weekend. what are they showing about herman cain. >> this poll was conducted monday through thursday. "washington post" and abc. take a look at the numbers. look at the horse race numbers, battle for the gop nomination, herman cain and mitt romney tied where they were for first place in the battle for the nomination. if you look at that, you say nothing's changed, really. go to the next board. nearly seven in ten republican voters, these are republicans, carol, these allegations, this story line is not affecting about how they feel about herman cain and their possible vote for them. the problem is the 23% who say, yep, this is an issue. carol. >> paul steinhauser, many thanks. the greek prime minister is getting ready to resign on the condition that the new unity government agrees to an eu bailout. do you remember where you
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were during this shocking announcement from nba star magic johnson? >> because of hiv virus that i have attained, i will have to retire from the lakers today. >> that news conference was 20 years ago today. johnson revealed he would be leaving the nba. at 6'8" he revolutionized the point guard position and left the game as a five-time nba champion and 12-time all-star. since that announcement magic has raised millions for aids research and currently works as an nba tv analyst. it's 45 minutes past the hour. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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good morning to you. it is monday, november 7th. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm carol costello, joining you live this morning from new york. it's 48 minutes past the hour. the greek prime minister is preparing to resign on the condition that a new unity government agrees to a multibillion dollar eu bailout. let's head round the world with jim boulden, he's in athens, greece with morning. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, carol. yes, it was quite a weekend, really, a lot of to'ing and
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fro'ing. what we do know, mr. papandreou, born in minnesota, believe it or not, the prime minister will be stepping down. we just don't know who will replace him. it could be a harvard professor named mr. papademos. whoever runs this caretaker government for the next few weeks has to convince the greek public that they have to have another round of tough austerity that cuts to the pensions, job cuts, and that's, of course, taking less pay if they do keep their job. the economy is in recession but europe says you have to do this to cut your budget deficit or we won't give you the money. remember what happened when lehman brothers went bankrupt in 2008. that's why we saw the markets so worried about what's happening here in athens. carol? >> so ugly. let's talk about italy. the political future of italy's prime minister, silvio berlusconi, now hangs in the balance.
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what can we expect next? >> reporter: you know, it's these mediterranean countries and the periphery of europe that seems to be causing all these issues. italy, of course, is a much, much bigger economy. silvio berlusconi hangs on by a thread. he's been prime minister for a very long time. he keeps coming and going. what the markets are worried about, you look at what's called the greek -- sorry, look at the italian debt market and the interest rate is very high for italy to be able to settle its debt. it has a very, very high budget deficit as well. that's where the story now changes. that's why european markets are down this morning. in fact, the markets here in greece are a bit higher. rome becomes the center of attention in the center of this
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euro storm, carol. >> thanks very much. we appreciate it, jim. later this morning, jurors return for day two of deliberations in the trial of michael jackson's doctor. they must decide if mr. conrad murray is guilty of voluntary manslaughter and jackson's 2009 death from an overdose of propofol. in an exclusive interview with trutv's "in session" jackson's dermatologist says the pop star was totally addicted to propofol. >> i knew he had a dependency on propofol. he felt he couldn't sleep without it. when he was in hawaii, myself and my nurse slept in his room. i know this problem existed. whenever i could i prevented it but i'm only one man and i have to support my own life and take care of myself. i knew the problem existed. we had long discussions about it, trust me on this. >> you can catch the entire interview with dr. arnold klein
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on "in session," starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern. the head of connecticut light and power has a message for its customers, we're sorry. they set a deadline to get all customers on line. some 80,000 people are still in the dark. let's head to atlanta and rob marciano. it's a good thing it hasn't been frigidly cold in connecticut. >> but it has been chilly in spots. connecticut has a lot of trees. it's a tiny, tiny state but it's got a lot of trees. certainly when you get a storm like this, trees will come down, that's exactly what happened on the heels of irene. this has been mind-boggling for residents there, especially in the northern part of the state. quiet weather this morning, chilly as well. it will see temperatures rebound in the afternoon. here's a look at the weather map, west of the mississippi we're looking at a bit of a
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mess, energy coming out of the rockies. that will stir up the storms in parts of the plains, including texas. snow on the backside of this, could see several inches of it. dallas will see severe thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. we could see delays of over an hour there. rain in st. louis, kansas city, the snow in denver and low clouds across san francisco. here's amount of snow we expect to see, mostly east of the continental divide as this thing moves off towards the plains and the midsouth. storm prediction center giving it a 10% shot of this happening in this shaded area or a smaller shade id area than this, north of dallas. nonetheless, a dangerous situation potentially shaping up for the plains. the heat in dallas, 77. that's one of the equations. we'll see the moisture come in from the gulf of mexico as well. 62 degrees expected for a high temperature in new york city and 64 degrees expected in washington. having a bit of a monday morning
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brain lapse here. roll the video. it will remind me of what i'm supposed to talk about next. oh, yeah, sun spots. there's a big one that's beginning to rotate towards the earth. we mentioned this last week, carol. and this sun spot is seven or eight times the size of earth. as the sun rotates and that spot gets -- basically lined up with earth, there's a potential of seeing solar flares and cmes that could interfact with the earth's atmosphere. we typically get m-class fares, the midrange. this thing is so strong, scientists are thinking that x-class flares will be thrown our way over the next few days. we'll be watching for that, not only with northern lights but interacting with satellites that orbit the earth. >> awesome. >> stunning images as well coming out of the higher hu-end
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telescopes looking at the sun. >> can wait. >> thank you. the snuggie, it was a moneymaker. still ahead, we think we may have spotted the next snuggie. we're live at the nasdaq market side with that story, next. first, let's take a look at the word of the day, it's war texting. find out what it means and why you need to know after break. six minutes after the top of the hour.
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it's two minutes till the top of the hour. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." now back to our word of the day. it's war texting. you can do a lot more things with your cell phone these days,
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including things with your car. according to wire.com, war texting means hacking into the software that lets drivers start a car or unlock its doors with a cell phone. now you know. don't try that at home. let's head to the nasdaq market site and check in with carter evans. how are the numbers looking this morning? >> well, you know, we have the uncertainty in greece and that's holding the numbers back so far this morning. we get a reading on consumer credit today. that one is also important. we'll hear from a couple important companies, priceline, a big one and yoo-hoo.com, the chinese version of youtube. nasdaq down 23.25, s&p 500 down about 14 points right now. >> what's making headlines on cnnmoney.com? >> this is just one of my favorite stories of the week, the snuggie was so, so popular. i have to tell you, i made fun of it when it first came out on

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